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Robert Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. 1 / Heinz Holliger, WDR SO Cologne

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
>Schumann, Robert : Overture, Scherzo & Finale for orchestra in E minor / E major, Op. 52
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This CD launches a complete series of recordings of Robert Schumann's orchestral works, performed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Heinz Holliger. Holliger's performances draw on a lifetime study of Schumann's music, thought, personality and fate. His approach imparts lightness and lucidity to these opulent scores through a hierarchical balance of parts, delicately gradated dynamics, and invigorating tempos. The widespread image of this romantic composer as a weak orchestrator receives a refreshing and well-grounded correction. Volume 1 of the series presents the First Symphony in B-flat major (Op. 38), Overture, Scherzo and Finale (Op. 52) and the original 1841 version of the Fourth Symphony in D minor (Op. 120).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonie, Köln (2012-01-23_2012-01-27&2012-).



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
  • Conductor: Heinz Holliger
  • Ensemble: WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Köln (01/23/2012-01/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1841

>Schumann, Robert : Overture, Scherzo & Finale for orchestra in E minor / E major, Op. 52
  • Conductor: Heinz Holliger
  • Ensemble: WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Köln (03/19/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120
  • Conductor: Heinz Holliger
  • Ensemble: WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Köln (03/19/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1841